Review: The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter

Review: The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter
The Lopsided Christmas Cake
Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter
Series: Lopsided Christmas Cake #1
Published by Barbour Publishing
Date Published:September 1st 2015
Genres: Amish, Christian, Romance
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Amazon~ B&N~CBD

Twin sisters, Elma and Thelma Hochstetler volunteer to bake a Christmas cake for an Amish charity auction, only to learn they must demonstrate the whole process on stage in front of an audience. Bumbling their way through, the take-charge Elma and the klutzy optimist Thelma manage to entertain their audience—and attract the admiration of two bachelors, an outspoken woodworker and a shy harness maker from a neighboring community. More than one man will make a staggering bid for their cake. Could a lopsided Christmas cake be the key to opening the door to romance for one or more of the Hochstetler twins?

My Thoughts
In trademark fashion, Wanda Brunstetter, along with Jean Brunstetter, has created another captivating Amish novel. It’s a fantastic start to a new series, and kept me hooked until the end. The blended writing style of these two talented ladies was a refreshing experience! 

Thelma and Elma’s characters stole my heart completely! Their characters are unique! They are identical twins, but they are older, in their 30s. That’s unusual in books like these but I loved that twist to the story! They are twins, yet so different. These sweet ladies really kept me smiling! Their devotion to their grandparents, God and to each other was really wonderful. The mishaps of their lives, the possibility of being old maids and never finding love, the quirkiness woven into the story, all of it kept me engrossed in the story. Watching one lopsided yummy cake change that, well it was not what I was expecting but was also refreshing. 

I loved Joseph and Delbert’s characters, too. They really livened up the story! 

This is definitely  a book worth 5 stars and 2 thumbs up. It’s going to the top of my list of 2017 top reads. If you love yummy cakes, quirky characters, God and family, be sure and snatch this one up! You’ll be left wanting more mishaps from these lovely twins! 

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  • Reply The Mary Book Reader

    I loved this book. I really enjoyed the recipes at the end also!

    28 May, 2017 at 10:42 am
    • Reply Cafinated Reads

      Yes! The recipes are always my favorite parts of the books! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      29 May, 2017 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Becky

    Awesome review! This sounds like a super fun novel! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    28 May, 2017 at 12:43 pm
    • Reply Cafinated Reads

      It’s really a good one! And I loved book 2 just as much! I hope you get to enjoy them soon. Thank you for visiting!

      29 May, 2017 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Deanna Stevens

    In my TBR stack! May have to move it up!!

    28 May, 2017 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Della

    I’m reading this book now and loving it. I have read so many of Wanda’s books and I can say that each one of them is on my favorite’s list.

    28 May, 2017 at 8:53 pm
    • Reply Cafinated Reads

      Thanks for stopping by. I have to agree! All her books make it to my favorite, top reads lists!

      29 May, 2017 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Trisha

    Great review! Sounds like a fun book to read!

    29 May, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply herding cats & burning soup

    It sounds wonderful! And nice that the ladies were a little older 🙂

    30 May, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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